Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Minyriolus  Simon, 1884   3 species

Minyriolus medusa  (Simon, 1882)


Tibial apophysis with 2 unequally long pointed processes, one of them bent. Epigyne slender, pointed triangular. Prosoma brownish yellow, with vague pattern, cephalic lobe pointed, bipartite. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma blackish, female: without scutum, male: with dorsal scutum.

Body length male: 1.3-1.4 mm
Body length female: 1.3-1.4 mm
Additional information

in the ground layer of xerothermic rocky heathland

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): France, Italy, Austria, Croatia
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Austria   (Thaler, 1972a) ||| Croatia   (Milosevic, 2002) ||| France   (Déjean, 2022a) ||| France / Corsica   (Déjean, 2022a) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Caria et al., 2021) |||

Caria M, Pantini P, Alamanni F, Ancona C, Cillo D, Bazzato E (2021) New records and interesting data for the Sardinian spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 53: 321-331 pdf

Déjean S (2022a) De araneis Galliae IV, actualisation du référentiel des araignées de France - quatrième note. Cnephalocotes tristis Denis, 1954, synonyme junior de Minyriolus medusa (Simon, 1881). Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 6: 39-47 pdf

Denis J (1954c) Araignées des environs d'Espingo (Haute-Garonne). Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 89: 137-156 pdf

Holm Å (1979) A taxonomic study of European and East African species of the genera Pelecopsis and Trichopterna (Araneae, Linyphiidae), with descriptions of a new genus and two new species of Pelecopsis from Kenya. Zoologica Scripta 8: 255-278 pdf

Lissner J (2016c) A small study of the Corsican spider and pseudoscorpion fauna (Araneae, Pseudoscorpiones). Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 5-15 pdf

Milosevic B (2002) Aranea – Popis vrsta – Checklist. Hrvatsko entomološko društvo – Inventar entomofaune Hrvatske [Aranea – List of species – Checklist. Croatian Entomological Society – Inventory of Croatian entomofauna]. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

Thaler K (1972a) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, II (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 59: 29-50 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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